Kolkata Knight Riders will start their marketing campaign in 2020 Indian Premier League in opposition to Mumbai Indians on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi. Rohit Sharma‘s MI had a poor begin within the version as they conceded a 5-wicket defeat to Chennai Super Kings of their opening sport, and will likely be aiming to make amends as they tackle Dinesh Karthik‘s males. Mumbai are but to win an IPL match on UAE soil, and KKR will attempt to lengthen MI’s wait to interrupt the impasse. The Knight Riders boasts of energy-hitters like Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, with new arrivals like Eoin Morgan and Tom Banton additional bolstering the batting order. Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana and Karthik stay the main Indian batsmen within the aspect. In bowling, KKR welcomes pacer Pat Cummins who is predicted to steer the tempo assault, whereas the duo of Narine and Kuldeep Yadav will lead the spin bowling.
Head to Head: Mumbai Indians lead overwhelmingly over the Kolkata Knight Riders in head-to-head ties. In 25 matches between the 2 sides, Mumbai Indians have received 19 whereas KKR have solely received six. However, within the ony match performed between the 2 sides within the UAE which was performed in the identical stadium as right now’s sport, KKR had overwhelmed MI by 41 runs.
Hardik Pandya boasts of a strike-fee of 202.48 in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders, which is the very best amongst gamers who’ve performed two or extra video games from the present rosters in opposition to one another. Pandya is now at a extra superior position within the batting order as he batted at quantity 5 within the aspect’s first match in opposition to CSK. Similarily, Andre Russell, who boasts of a strike-fee of 164.13 in opposition to MI, could bat at quantity three for KKR.
Rohit Sharma (708) has scored essentially the most runs in opposition to KKR for Mumbai Indians. After a poor outing within the first match in opposition to CSK the place he was dismissed early by leg-spinner Piyush Chawla, Rohit will likely be aiming for an improved efficiency on Wednesday.
Lasith Malinga (20) is the very best wicket-taker for Mumbai Indians in opposition to KKR. Justifiably, his presence will likely be dearly felt because the second-highest wicket-taker is Hardik Pandya, who has taken 11 wickets.